Real Madrid and David de Gea have reached an agreement that will bring the goalkeeper to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, Spanish sports newspaper Marca has revealed.
Los Blancos will sign the former Atletico Madrid man on a five or six-year deal and the goalkeeper will earn five million euros per season.
Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes has been a key for the success of the negotiations. He has a very good relationship with Florentino Perez and is an expert in negotiating deals between Real Madrid and Manchester United, as he did with Cristiano Ronaldo and Angel di Maria.
De Gea is eager to return to Madrid and having reached an agreement with Real he’ll now have to wait for the clubs to agree terms.
Los Merengues hope that the fact that De Gea’s contract will expire next year will cheapen the deal. The keeper’s market value is between 40 and 50 million euros, but Florentino Perez expects to pay less than 30 million.
This piece of news has caused great controversy in Madrid, since Atletico fans feel betrayed by De Gea, who grew up at the Vicente Calderon side.
De Geat will replace Iker Casillas, who is expected to leave the club this summer, and he has also been named by Vicente del Bosque to take Casillas job in the Spanish national team once the veteran keeper decides to retire.